Asian Games 2018 Badminton Highlights: PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal ended India’s 36-year wait for an individual medal at the Asian Games on Sunday. While Saina Nehwal lost against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei to settle for bronze, PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian woman to reach final of women’s singles at Asian Games. She beat Akane Yamaguchi of Japan to
Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal today headed for a gold medal showdown at the 18th Asian Games after their quarterfinal victories ensured India's first ever women's singles medals at the Continental event. First it was London bronze medallist Saina, who ended a 36-year-old wait for an individual medal after locking at least a bronze following a 21-18 21-16 win over world number five Ratchanok Intanon in a 42-minute quarterfinal. Rio silver medallist Sindhu then fought past world number 12 Nitchaon Jindapol 21-11 16-21 21-14 in the other quarterfinal. India has won eight badminton medals at the Asian Games and six of them are in team events and one in men's doubles.